Besito Mexican - Ardmore

4.5
687 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Besito, translated as little kiss, strives to delight guests with the warmth of a private hacienda offering thoughtful details and cuisine. Besito was rated “excellent” by the New York Times with its dramatic eucalyptus-beamed ceiling that embraces all the flavors and festivity of Mexican cuisine. Enjoy fresh, table-side guacamole and over 75 tequilas all straight from Mexico.
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

There was a hair in my expensive tacos. Never again

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IM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great value and vibe at this upscale Mexican joint. I was impressed by the variety of dishes as well as the cost. You could take your kids for a quesadilla for under $10 and also order a steak for $30.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best Mexican I’ve gotten in Philadelphia and a beautiful environment. Salsa was also nice

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JE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a delicious meal, but made the reservation specifically for mother’s day brunch at 11:45. When we arrived they told us they cancelled brunch because they had too many reservations. Wasn’t too thrilled for tacos that early.

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LR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expecting the have brunch but it was not available. The lunch was delicious.

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PM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a birthday dinner for our daughter with several of her friends. The wait staff were courteous, fun and patient with the group of teenage girls. The food was great as always. We will continue to come here for a fun night out.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun atmosphere. Perfect for family or friends to have a good meal and catch up!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Graduation

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation lunch

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

This was our third time and probably the last. Final straw was having to wait a good 15 minutes for our table to get cleared. Food was mediocre, too expensive and way way too noisy.

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S
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Besito several times and the food and service are always excellent. We were celebrating two birthdays during this visit and our waiter went out of his way to make our celebration even more memorable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was ok; not great. Guacamole was the best part of the meal. Service was great !

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and always festive and fun!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Music was way too loud. Playing party music on a Tuesday night at 9:30 with very few people in rest. Could barely have a conversation.

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C
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Made a reservation but did not get the seating we asked for, waitress wants engaging

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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Always great food. I usually sit at the bar but this was a business dinner. I don’t know what happened but our server disappeared after we ordered our food had to hunt him down inside to close check. But most days five stars all day!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really good. Portion sizes are good to share. The Sangria was amazing. The service is great! I would definitely recommend it.

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MG
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Always is! So happy for the warm weather and outside dining at Besito. Our go to place.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Had a great experience at Besito. Margs were delicious and the food was outstanding. Would visit again.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for my son’s 18th birthday. The food was authentic and the service was impeccable. Strongly recommend

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NT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday, very good service

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KB
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience...the ambiance, service and food was excellent. The guacamole made at the table was amazing! I can't wait to go back!

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Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious, with lovely ambience and lighting and friendly service.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my best friend here for a birthday lunch, the food was absolutely delicious. The ambiance was beautiful and the wait staff was very nice. Definitely will go again.

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I
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Besito is not typically known for the food, but every time I go our meal is delicious! It was girls night out and we were seated in the back so it wasn't too loud, which was perfect. We had a great time! Our meal was superb - from the homemade chips and guacamole to my chicken enchilada with mole poblano. A+

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C
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

The ambiance and atmosphere on a nice Saturday night was awesome. Windows were open, outside dining, lots of friendly and happy people. Our food was pretty good, not somewhere I’d send my most picky foodie friends, but fair and decent Mexican food. I’ve had the guacamole once before and it was soooo good. This time, it was honestly very bland and bleh. No “love” when making the guac. Our server wasn’t very good, so he prob didn’t put much effort into making our guac. He didn’t refill waters, check on our table, or anything. We had to ask multiple people for forks to be able to eat our entrees. Overall, I probably would only return for drinks and go somewhere else for dinner.

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RS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Closest thing to real interior Mexican food in the area! The table side guacamole was s outstanding as is the street corn!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It never fails to amaze me how much attention is paid to service and food. 5 Stars

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We arrived a minute or so late due to parking for our reservation. But when we arrived it took a bit to get seated, but the host was helpful in the process. Once seated, we waited. And waited. And waited. We were there with enough time to have happy hour. But we ended up waiting 25 minutes to get water, that was given to us by the host. She told us that the server would be with us shortly. But it took another 5 minute for the server to come to us. By this time, tables who arrived after us were being helped before us, and were able to put happy hour specials in. But the server finally came to us, we asked about putting in happy hour specials. And he told us we were no longer able to....so we left. I’ve been to besito before and have had excellent experiences, but I don’t know why this time it was so horribleI don’t know if I’ll be going back.

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T
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious drinks and food. Servers were really attentive

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LG
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fresh and delicious

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JK
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Four people in our party and not one person felt that their meal was ok.
I had hoped that they had improved since I had lunch there, soon after they opened. The food was one step up from tex mex fast food and the service was just ok, other than the tableside guacamole which was prepared well.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband, son and I went for my birthday dinner and had a very nice dinner.

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RR
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had a delicious lunch at Besito this weekend. It is a beautiful restaurant and with friendly service and delicious food. We had guacamole, emapanadas, sangria, chili relleno and enchiladas, street corn and plantians as well as mini churros. The only dish I wouldn't give 5 stars to would be the empanadas. They were not bad, but they were dull compared to everything else! I can't wait to go back.

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Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We've eaten here before and enjoyed the table-side guacamole, but this time, my salmon was under-cooked and sat upon some very black horrible tasting sauce. I had to send it back and ordered the crab cake salad instead. My boyfriend asked me where the crab cake was on the salad. I pointed to the 4 black blocks. The coating on the crabcake was black and HARD! Inside was some red stuff, looking nothing like fresh crab meat. I couldn't eat it. Gave one to my boyfriend (he can eat virtually anything) and left the rest on the plate. Terrible! Although my boyfriend said his shrimp dish was ok, we won't be back.

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FP
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there to celebrate a family memeber. The food, presentation, ambiance, and service made our small event feel VIP. Muchísimas gracias por todo. Vamos a regresar muy pronto and más a menudo.

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Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Liked the the atmosphere of the front room of the restaurant (wall of candles is very pretty). Service was friendly and fast, and the waiter gave us good recommendations for drinks. Delicious street corn and fresh guacamole. Entrees were good, but we ordered a standard item (steak taco and chicken enchilada). Fresh cocktails, get the partido natural margarita with fresh lime and no sour mix.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy margs :)

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DN
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Love the staff.

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BP
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner and fun celebration for a birthday gathering!

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